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Jacqueline Willoughby

3.61  ·  Rating details ·  18 ratings  ·  11 reviews
A string of mysterious murders rocks Birmingham, Alabama, in the page-turner Jacqueline Willoughby. At first glance, the murders seem to be connected to the Ten Commandments, but FBI agents Kason McAlester and Troy Stephens see that there is more to the story—and that a rare book written decades ago by a woman named Jacqueline Willoughby may have the answer to solving the ...more
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Published by Palmetto Publishing Group
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Dec 27, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jacqueline Willoughby is a book about a serial killer on the loose in Birmingham, Alabama, who appears to be motivated to right wrongs upper-class, well known citizens have committed against others. They seem to be inspired by the Ten Commandments and an old book, each victim is found with something in their mouth and/or hand stating in a word their sin. I think the story holds great promise, and would like to see the story and characters developed more, and the tale expanded from a novella to a ...more
S. Daisy
Dec 28, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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This is a contemporary murder mystery novella set in Birmingham, Alabama. Two FBI agents follow a string of murders that seem to be linked to the Ten Commandments. The serial killer leaves notes either by the bodies or in their mouths saying which commandment the victim was killed for breaking. Coveting. Lying. Adultery. Theft. Murder. More and more people are showing up dead. Can Agents Kason and Troy discover the perpetrator before it is too late?

For the most part, the characters in this book
Sep 14, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
No closure.

The reader is left to finish the story.

Maybe the author is leaving to write a sequel? But not enough left for that. The reader is left with as big a question as was solved at the end.
Cynthia Hilston
Jacqueline Willoughby is a crime novella that reads quickly and is a good short book to pick up if you’re looking for an afternoon of entertainment. It’s what I might call a beach read: It’s easy to understand and straightforward.

The novel revolves around a series of murders in Birmingham, Alabama, in current day. FBI agents Kason McAlester and Troy Stephens investigate these murders and quickly come to the conclusion that they are connected. The murderer is following the Ten Commandments to car
This novella was short and sweet. The writing style was simplistic using basic declarative sentences and there wasn't much if any descriptive elements or flowery dialogue. Occasionally the author went off on a short tangent incorporating items that didn't really flow with the overall story arc. Overall it was straightforward and easy to read, although, there might be a little too much cursing for some younger readers.

The story itself was interesting. After the unpopular demolition of a housing d
Harlyn Bryan
Jacqueline Willougby by Schuyler Randall is a murder mystery under investigation by FBI agents Kason and Troy which involves what appears to be religious connotations. The premise of the novel is a good one however it feels to be missing heart. The first paragraph drew me in however following that the beginning is very choppy. This is resolved a few chapters in as Randall seems to find his groove but perhaps during drafting should have gone back to fine tune the start. The murders seem to get lo ...more
Jul 03, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I had requested and received audible version of this book for free from the narrator, in exchange for an unbiased review.

What I liked about the book -
It has a strong premise and very promising story line. I did enjoy what I listened to, even though I was slightly disappointed by the end.

What I disliked about the book -
The book runs for three and a quarter hour and tries to do too much within that time. The story feels rushed and doesn't quite develop properly. The characters don't ha
May 30, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book had promise. If it was longer and had really expanded on the mystery with more background and moments of story building between the killings, it could have been really good. What really put me off was the way the book was read and the dialog of the characters. Normally if I don't like the way a story is narrated, I can see myself reading it and alter the way I process it a bit. I am not sure that this was all on Scott Ellis because the way the characters interacted was not natural in a ...more
Jun 02, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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I was gifted this book with the understanding that I would leave an honest review.
I didn't hate the book but I can't say I really liked it either. First off it is very short book. Second the characters are very one dimensional. I kept waiting to get into them but they were never really defined. I would say if you have an afternoon that you would like to do a little gardening or something and have this playing in the background it would be a great choice. Scott Ellis does a really good job of na
Tera L. Kirksey
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jacqueline Willoughby

This book keep me on the edge of my seat. The plot was well written. I enjoyed this. It made me think I was watching one of my favorite crime shows.
This came highly recommended from a friend. I enjoyed this and will recommend this to all my mystery suspense readers.
This was my first read from the author and I’m hoping to read more.
Gwendolyn Young
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Jul 25, 2018
Schuyler Randall
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I didn't finish this book. I don't think I am the right kind of audience member for this book.

I received this book from the author for promotional purposes.

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